Assuming you have young kids, they're more than likely already becoming fired up thinking of Christmas and all which it brings with it. The Elf on The shelf is an ideal Christmas tradition to bring into your house. Yes, your children will enjoy it but in all probability you'll find they behave much better than usual, because they will believe that the Elf will report to Santa, which can only be an a valuable thing.
This is a charming book to read with your youngsters at bed time and can get everybody into a holiday mood. The thought behind the tale is the fact Santa Claus has to know whether a child has behaved well or otherwise before he drops off all the presents on Christmas Eve. So he sends his Elf to go watch over the kids in each home. The Elf rests on the shelf (or mantlepiece or kitchen table) and after watching over the children during the day, returns to Santa every evening to report back. It is important to remember to shift the Elf around because he will forfeit his power if the young children find him in the very same spot every morning. He is supposed to have been to the North Pole and back after all. The kids can register the Elf on the internet and will need to provide him with his own name.
The Elf is included with the hardback book plus a keepsake box for your youngsters to keep their Christmas pictures and decorations in. There is also an activity guide in the series and some additional dolls for example a Female and Boy Elf that you could buy in case your children truly enter into the tale.
Christmas is such a time for magic and is particularly great to see young children fall completely under the spell of Santa with his fantastic Elves particularly if the recent economic situation can mean that some families were under pressure just lately.
If you love cultivating the magic of Christmas in your home a few other great books to share with youngsters include the timeless "It was the night before Christmas" along with the various Christmas promotions from their favorite characters for example Barney, Thomas the Train, Barbie etc. More modern books include the fantastic "A Bit of Applause for Mrs Claus". A lot of people may like to mix in the religious aspect of Christmas and will be able to get stories written particularly for kids to assist them to understand that special message.
The Elf on the Shelf is an excellent gift for any family that includes young ones - why not get yours today and open it on Thanksgiving?